What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when we say healthy food? Or, what’s the answer you get when you ask that friend/celebrity about the secret behind her glowing and gorgeous skin? Lots of fresh fruits?
Well, since time immemorial, we have been hearing enough about the benefits of fruits for our health and skin. Hence, in this post, we have decided to list the top 21 fruits you should consume to achieve the best version of your skin.
Maintaining healthy skin is not an easy task. No matter how many products you use, your skin will glow only if you are healthy from within. That’s why getting the right amount of nutrients through your food is a must.
An abundant source of nutrients and essential vitamins is fruits. Vitamin C enriched fruits are great for reducing acne marks and skin brightening. Fruits with B vitamins are great for improving your overall skin health. According to our chief dermatologist, Dr. Harish Koutam, “Fruits are rich in antioxidants that prevent oxidative damage. Foods rich in vitamin A can help in reducing acne. Pineapple and cucumbers are great for solving acne issues.”
Daily Vitamin C intake is mandatory for radiant skin. The natural oils present in oranges keep your skin hydrated, making it look plump.
Vitamin C is known to aid in collagen production, which keeps your skin firm and reduces the appearance of signs of aging (1) (2). High in vitamin C and antioxidants, oranges help fight free radicals in the body, minimizing DNA damage. This slows down premature aging.
Carica papaya or simply ‘papaya’ as most of us call it, is a naturally moisturizing agent that helps keep your skin hydrated and soft when used topically.
Rich in Vitamin A, C and B, this fruit can prove to be effective in maintaining good skin health. Papaya can also improve your digestive system and prevent constipation. This, in turn, aids in clearing up your skin. Studies suggest that this fruit can also speed-up the wound healing process (3).
The name itself sounds so refreshing. Watermelon is rich in fibres and of course, water. It contains 92 percent water, which means hydrated, soft and supple skin. This red ball of refreshment, quite literally, contains Vitamin C, A, B1, B6 and Lycopene that are essential in improving overall skin health and texture.
Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A and B contributes to maintaining an even skin texture. Lycopene acts as a free radical scavenger, preventing tissue damage in your skin (5).
Free radicals are responsible for increased skin inflammation that promotes a number of skin issues. The best part – watermelons contain no fat and are cholesterol-free